Zero energy cottage home model on display at State Fair


ZeMod Delaware debuted its second zero energy home at the Delaware State Fair,

Built by Beracah Homes in Greenwood, the second ZeMod model is a 1,204 square foot two bedroom, two bathroom cottage style home. It features a super insulated building envelope, an all-electric heat-pump HVAC system, Energy Star rated appliances and lighting, and a rooftop solar system.

In addition to the low cost of ownership over its lifetime, income qualified ZeMod homebuyers can also benefit from a variety of incentives provided by the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility.

The energy utility has partnered with VEIC and Milford Housing to run the program. VEIC has experience in designing affordable high-performance homes, while Milford housing brings expertise in providing affordable housing to rural communities in Delaware.


“The DESEU is excited to be the sponsor and financial backer of the ZeMod Program and we are equally excited about our partnership with Beracah Homes and MHDC,” said Tony DePrima, executive director of the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility. “While our immediate goal is to make these Net Zero Ready Home affordable to 25 qualifying families; our long-term goal is to work with Beracah Homes to sell hundreds of these homes in the market place.”

Delawareans interested in learning more about the financial incentives offered by the ZeMod program can contact MHDC at 302-422-8255.

Facebook Comments
Previous articleAstraZeneca gets European OK for breast cancer drug
Next articleLong & Foster staff gives back on Community Service Day
Delaware Business Now is a four-year-old, five-day-a-week newsletter and website operated by Bird Street Media LLC. Publisher and Chief Content Officer is Doug Rainey, a 30-year veteran of business journalism in the state of Delaware.  Business Now focuses on breaking business news in Delaware and immediate adjacent areas with apropriate background and perspective. Also offered exclusively in our FREE newsletter is commentary on state and regional issues. Have a complaint, question or even a compliment? Send an email to For advertising information, click on the About tab at the top of the home page Our business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call us at 302.753.0691.